Submitted by philiwaniuk 1042d ago | opinion piece

Assassin’s Creed 4′s next location – what YOU voted for - OPM UK

OPM UK writes -Where do you want Assassin’s Creed 4 to be set? We’ve been to everywhere from Jerusalem to Boston thanks to the Animus, so now it’s time to carry on the fine tradition of H.G. Wells, Bill and Ted, and Ashton Kutcher circa Butterfly Effect, and mess with the dials on the great Assassin’s Creed time machine: here’s your top 7 locations. (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

claud3  +   1042d ago
I am up for anywhere of historical importance
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jony_dols  +   1042d ago
Pre-World War 1 Europe. If they made Franz Ferdinand a Templar, with your character being responsible for assassinating him and inadvertently kicking off WW1!

Sneaking behind enemy lines in the trenches to kill generals, using your Assassin senses to cross no-mans-land or picking off politicians in Berlin, Turkey, Paris or London! Now that would be a game I'd play!

And you could throw in the 1916 Rising in Dublin as well & later taking out the Black n Tans (but maybe that's just wishful thinking from a Paddy!)
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bubblebeam  +   1042d ago

That sounds awesome. Although, they would probably then have to continue the game into WWII, and the portrayal of Hitler would be demonised by the media.

Last thing we need is touching on that sensitive Holocaust stuff. I myself would love it, but I know what the media are like.

Excellent idea though, I loved WWI history. Though it was better than WWII.
jony_dols  +   1042d ago
Yeah WW1 doesn't get enough representation in gaming; loved the trench levels in The Darkness way back! It's a pity that dev's always gravitate towards WW2 instead.

But it look's like Ubisoft will try & stretch the series out as much as possible, so expect to see the French Revolution, American Civil War & Victorian London before a 20th Century conflict...
Detoxx  +   1042d ago
You mean the Ottoman Empire, there was no Turkey untill WW1 ended. The empire collapsed after the war
jony_dols  +   1042d ago

Yeah meant to type Istanbul, but just had a turkey sandwich for lunch; so it must'av been on my mind!

Just a quick tidbit about the Ottoman Empire in WW1, they're allegiance was up for sale during the early days of the war and the Allies bid of £4 million was only outbid by the Axis powers by just one million.

The £5 mill pretty much paid itself off in Gallipoli. Bargain of the century.
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Nimblest-Assassin  +   1042d ago
I really want them to take a break for some time, and get new ideas like they did with AC3.

AC3 reinvigorated a franchise that was getting stale.

I don't want 2 more Connor games, I liked him as a character... but I rather Ubi took their time and did something fresh like with AC3 and AC2

vulcanproject  +   1042d ago
Marilyn Monroe's brassiere
stone_cold  +   1042d ago
the next assassin creed game the name will be (Assassins Creed IV) trust me
FarCryLover182  +   1042d ago
That is probably not going to happen. I am sure there will be some "expansion" game like Revelations and Brotherhood was next year.
bubblebeam  +   1042d ago
Yes "FarCryLover182", I agree.

Ubisoft plan on having a yearly Assassin's Creed release, so I'd imagine it would have to be a spin-off next year or an expansion to AC3.

Wouldn't be suprised if it was Assassins Creed Karting at this point.
Pillsbury1  +   1042d ago
They already have an expansion out, it's called liberation. Buy a ps vita it's awesome.
FarCryLover182  +   1042d ago
@pillsbury, I don't mean expansion in the literal sense or portable version, I mean a game that is coming next fall
Oh_Yeah  +   1042d ago
Mexico with the Myans, Scandanavia during Viking times, or present day middle east < I don't think they have the balls to tackle that one...it'll most likely be somewhere typical though like Nazi Germany or Vietnam, which is still cool.
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bubblebeam  +   1042d ago
Modern day middle east would suck big time, IMO.

Every single action movie and Military shooter has overdone it. Besides, the whole game would be you trying not to step on a 1-hit kill landmine.
Oh_Yeah  +   1042d ago
Yeah but this is a game and it's a controversial part of history at the moment, they could even take it back to the first war ever recorded which was in the Iraq area. Japan/China would be interesting too during the samurai ninja era... Assassin's creeds gameplay would definitely suit it.
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bubblebeam  +   1042d ago
I agreed with you just because you have some awesome ideas.

I think the most obvious would be the Chinese/Japanese - Samurai/Ninja thingy. Possibly with a female character, you never know. I Kind of feel that they wasted the chance for an awesome female character on Liberation. It was a great game, it just felt too rushed.

Especially with a super fast ninja sword (forget the name), could make some brutally fast executions, stemming more into fluid God Of War type of game-play (without all the flipping and jumping of course).

Keep the cool ideas rolling.
Shotcalm  +   1042d ago
dude, totally
ame22  +   1042d ago
Adam or Eve during the First Civilization era please.
Yukicore  +   1042d ago
I hope Desmond era is finally over. The series need a wider perspective in the next game, probably it will be a new Desmond, I don't think they will forget about the Animus.

I'm expecting a more nearer era to ours, than in AC3, as it has always been progressive, but AC3 left us at a really wide possibility situation, so there is really no point in thinking on which period of time and where the next game will be played in.
Tdmd  +   1042d ago
People are asking for this since AC2: feudal Japan.
bubblebeam  +   1042d ago
Absolutely yes. If done right, they marketing for Japan would be all the easier. As long as they were respectful of the culture and historical moments (which they mostly are).

It has been hard for the western developers to reach the Japanese market, so I thought this choice would be obvious. And there is some pretty dark themes to feudal Japan.

Plus, Ninjas are supposed to be the best assassins, so it makes even more sense. Especially if I get a cool Ninja outfit.
Dfooster  +   1042d ago
I was trying to work out what the missing ingredient was in assassins creed 3 and I realised it was actually been an assassin. In AC3 you weren't allowed to prey on your victim plan your attack and hop across rooftops into position. The game wanted you to chase and free run everywhere and it lost that element of planning early titles like brotherhood had.

I think Victorian London would be wicked as a location, the darkness of the place the narrow alleyways and hopefully a return to the old style of gameplay that was missing from no3.
Tdmd  +   1042d ago
I agree with victorian Londan, as not only dark and atmospheric, it could also be a wonderful place for sightsee. BUT, narrow alleyways could be problematic gameplay wise, with the camera getting in the way.
DragonKnight  +   1042d ago
Japan is the only location on that list I like. What's up with people's fascination with the 20th century? Do you really want an AC game with even more guns? Probably. May as well make AC a shooter.
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   1042d ago
December 21, 2012 approaching -Game over Ubisoft
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   1042d ago
For med the series has ended because it coincided with our real-world timeline. Assassin's Creed III was that finale. Assassin's Creed IV you say ?, hmmm, it has to be post 2012 era
Blastoise  +   1042d ago
Victorian London & Japan. Awesome top choices
-Gespenst-  +   1042d ago
Why does no-one ever think of the First Civilization? They could make a completely new world for that.
ame22  +   1042d ago
Thank you. Someone who finally understands.
-Gespenst-  +   1042d ago
This is a spoiler for AC3 sort of, so read on at your own discretion.

But yeah, you can talk to Shaun in the temple at one point and he says something like: "So yeah, after all this is over, how would you feel about jumping in the Animus one more time to visit the First Civilization? See what the fuss was all about." And Desmond assents.

Now, I haven't finished AC3 yet, I'm like halfway through sequence 9 with about 52% completion, so I don't know if the game's ending suggests anything, (I suspect something crazy happens to Desmond, possibly death.) but still, I think Ubi almost have to do this someday. Not necessarily with Desmond.
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DragonKnight  +   1042d ago
@-Gespenst- I'll tell you that I have finished the game, and if the game's ending suggests anything at all, it isn't a trip to the First Civilization era for sure.
MilkMan  +   1042d ago
They should continue with Connor and ease him into the Wild West. I think that would be amazing. That was practically what this one was, but less about revolutionary war and more The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. I think that would be boss.
He deserves at least one more outing so we can see a better formed, more confident assassin in a wild west.
GrumpyOla  +   1042d ago
I thought Ubisoft dropped a few hints in AC3 on the whereabouts of the next location. Connor was invited to visit Paris and London by two characters in that game, though I cannot remember their names.
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DragonKnight  +   1042d ago
One was Marquis Lafayette, who has a role in the French Revolution (I really hope that's not the next location, I mean, from one Revolution to the next? Pretty pathetic way to be lazy with a game). And I believe the other was one of the Assassin recruits. *SPOILERS* I think it's the one that was the boy that watched Haytham kill his uncle. *END SPOILERS*
FrostyZipper  +   1042d ago
Revolutionary France?

I honestly thought it was a bit of a cop-out placing AC3 in the American Revolution when the hints beforehand pointed so strongly towards France.
ACBAA  +   1042d ago
ancient greece
kma2k  +   1042d ago
While im all for the next AC IMO they put so much into Connor i feel they are going to find a way to make at least one more Connor game maybe even his own trilogy before moving onto AC IV. Im not saying thats what i want but im just saying i could see it.

Also what happened to Egypt? That was a popular location being thrown around for a while & it didnt even make the list?
Crazay  +   1042d ago
I'm more interested in Egypt or maybe even Ancient Greece
torchic  +   1042d ago
Revolutionised France would be really nice, I think it was the revolution with the best backstory. it also had some interesting key figures.

reading the comments made me realise how much potential this series has. if they keep innovating the game and keep quality up with each time period then I'm sure Assasin's Creed will ha e Final Fantasy-like longevity.

Egypt, Japan, Revolutionised France, Victorian London, First Civilisation, even a few returns to Italy since it has such a rich history, this franchise could go on forever.
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Omnislash  +   1042d ago
Id like to see a Civil War Assassins Creed. But I have a feeling that if that were to happen, the south would go nuts! The south is still butthurt about the Civil War and they believe they won, but I think it would go great with AC.
rpd123  +   1042d ago
I say they bring Connor back for two more games like they did with Ezio. The first should be set in Revolutionary France and the final one should be set in the War of 1812. It'd be awesome. All while they have another team work on AC4.
MrBeatdown  +   1042d ago
I'd like to see World War II Europe. I got sick of WW2 shooters, but not the setting. Worked great for Saboteur.
CaptCalvin  +   1042d ago
I wonder if they have to follow the trend that the games have to go forward in time?
Deku-Johnny  +   1042d ago
I doubt it, if that was the plan they wouldn't have jumped from the 12th century to the 15th to the 18th. There are plenty of interesting events before and inbetween the games' settings and if they really want to have an Assassin's Creed 10 then going forwards all the time isn't the right approach.
Voyevoda  +   1042d ago
Can it take place in my own home? Neighborhood? City?
vork77  +   1042d ago
London 1888
Deku-Johnny  +   1042d ago
I have no doubt in my mind they'll make at least one spin off of III set during the American civil war. The setting of III kinda sets itself up to lead into that. Maybe they'll have one set inbetween III and the civil war. Who knows?
rpd123  +   1042d ago
The Civil War was almost a hundred years after the Revolution, they'd need to get a new assassin, which they won't do until AC4.
Deku-Johnny  +   1041d ago
I know that but they had two Assassins in III so I don't see why they wouldn't, perhaps III will lead into a spin off based on the French revolution and then Connor's son become the next Assassin in the American civil war. It could work, it makes the most sense before going on to AC4.
Zeniix  +   1041d ago
Maybe it should start where AC:Embers ended, were the japanse girl goes to Ezio to try to get some help, and you will be playing as that girl.

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